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think i have used my clipper card on board, on a munich, on caltrain, when i wrote to 04 on my bicycle and took a public transportation back. i have in-laws in marin. a lot of times, it is a ferry ride over or a bike ride. there is one that does not yet take a clipper, and i am looking at a gentleman whom i know what i am talking about. the key for the report. this is very good. i am a huge fan of clipper, and i think that this is getting closer to a system that i experienced in hong kong, where there was one card that would take you anywhere. thank you for this report, because it is good to see how is -- has progressed. thank you. chairman nolan: director ramos?
director ramos: everyone here thinks this is addressed, then it certainly does not need to come back. if this issue has been resolved, particularly with a fare collection, i am comfortable moving on and not expecting anything at this point. like i said, i thought it was addressed when you showed the chart that shared that debt, and that was my primary concern. i am looking forward to a communications strategy when we go to the boarding, and that might be the best time to bring this up again. since mtc is here, i do regularly take transit system, and it is a real bomber to get on and then get on board, and then get on another system and have them tell me, "sorry, do not know what you are talking
about pure " hopefully we can have this their scent. my last complaint is that that be and so loud sometimes, it really is hard on a person's years. i have heard from a few people that when they are just trying to take a casual, calm ride in, if there is any way we can turn it down area i have heard it turned it down before. it was very nice on the ears, and i thought maybe they were moving toward that, but i think it was a fluke. chairman nolan: director heinicke? director heinicke: the complaints i get about clipper
are none really, as people appreciate it. it took some convincing to get folks to do it, but now they seem pretty good about it. i would imagine also that if we were having root problems with registration on the system that we would see resulting complaints about tickets, and our proof of payment of buzzers would say that people are claiming over and over again, and to my knowledge, we are not seeing that. but the problems that you described are very real as part of the implementations system, so i am glad it is going well, and i do not know that we need to talk about it on that level. the one issue i have is that we at 330,000 daily-week day clipper boardings. am i remembering right that we have 700,000 boardings total? do we anticipate that 330,000 number going up significantly?
and i guess i am a this point a little surprised that your than half of our boardings are clipper boardings, and i am just wondering why is that? >> i believe that generally represents the best passes, so is the adults, the senior, and the young. that is a big chunk that has moved over. the cache bears on the clipper are still quite a bit less, and that is probably the most difficult, the people would pay cash because they are local and choose not to buy or because of the frequency with which -- with which they use munis were people coming from out of town. there are a couple of other categories. our next biggest category is lifeline passes, which are think is on the order of 20,000 per month. we have been talking about the ability to transition lifeline pass holders over, but the passes are really kind of the low hanging fruit. and we have gotten our big
categories already, so the next is really moving to, aside from lifeline, moving to cash bears, which is going to be much slower. >> right, and we have discussed that before, and i know you know my views. my view would be to move to a cashless system or as close to it as we can. i think the efficiency and the safety and the revenue, there are all sorts of reasons to do that, so our would just give you my reaction. i was surprised of the number after all of the average, it was still this low. i guess it is not an indication of the success of clipper. it is an indication the i misunderstood how many cache bears where having on a daily basis, which is apparently a lot, so i would just reiterate i would as a policy matter favor doing whatever we can to move away from cash there's, and it is interesting to hear that even on a lot of people, you know, you are making more than just
one trip or something like that are unwilling to load up a clipper card, and i wonder if one thing to look at there is a differential one-time affair for clipper versus actually throwing coins into the box, to give people incentive to do one-time hits with the clipper card. >> if i could, i think that financial incentives are something that we should look at. the indexing policy that the board put in place a number of years ago for the upcoming fiscal years, because of the weight indexing policy is structured will raise fast pass theirs but not single-use theirs because of the way the formula works and because of rounding, some of the adult fast pass with bart will go to 72 to 74 to 76, and the adult fare will stay at two dollars, so single use and cash versus clipper, something
that the board, that will be happy to bring for the board consideration, all the passes that i mentioned are already clipper, but for single use theirs, many of them are cash. one thing we could do is that if you tap your clipper card, it is $2. if you want to use cash, it is more. director: the reason i favored the indexing program was to avoid arbitrary increases for pure financial budgeting reasons. i think there is a reasonable and legitimate exception to the indexing program if you are making a fair differential for transit policy reasons, which this would be, so i for one would not oppose looking at that sort of thing as we revisit
fares the next time around. director bridges: i think another got to 90%, which is the best in the region. director: i know that director brinkman and i think i to eye on this. there is somebody up there with a quarter, slowing the whole thing down. i appreciate your report, but i'm surprised by the number and want to know what we can do to get that number as close to 700,000 as we possibly can. director oka: it is my hope that paratransit's can be switched over to the clipper card also. i have been pushing with mtc
since the beginning of time. we need one mechanism that works on everything, and, you know, i would love to see that before my time on this earth. i am not going to hold my breath, but we should be able to do that. chairman nolan: thank you very much. i thank you for bringing this to our attention, director ramos. secretay boomer: mr. chairman, no one has indicated an interest of addressing you up to this point. >> good afternoon, director. first, i want to wish you a happy new year and a major happy new year from munich. with all of the stuff i learned from this today, i thought it was just like the old days, so i learned something, and that may improve your numbers.
one little complaint that i have heard about, the student clipper cards, it is very difficult for people to add money to the student clipper cards. there should be a place where every mile or so on major routes where you can get off and just recharged on a monthly basis. it is easy in my neighborhood, but i never heard people who cannot do that and have to go downtown, and that is completely out of the way, so we should work on that. and i want to add my voice that we should sometime soon nubbers is still young get people to use clipper card for every ride. the advantage is that when you have your small increases, they just go right into the clipper card, and of course, you've already started to speak that if you want people to use the clipper card 100%, then you may have to charge a premium for the cash there, and i do not think it is a problem, even for
visitors, when they know they are staying at a hotel. you can seldom a clipper card, and they can go to the walgreens or something, and then you get zero cash. that should be the ultimate, so happy new year. banks are not. chairman nolan: -- thank you. chairman nolan: thank you. ms. boomer? secretay boomer: >> the board voted unanimously to settle the cheah case and moved the murillo case to the
next meeting. chairperson nolan: we are finished. >> and i win. >> it is the first time ever. >> that sets a precedent, you know. ok. ++ >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for coming out this afternoon. we're very excited to be here today with the mayor to announce the completion of the central market economic strategy and to launch the community ambassador program on market street. i am the director of the mayor's office of economic and workforce development though it is under mayor lee's leadership that, for the past 10 months, we
have been working through a community-based process to create an economic strategy for this corridor of central market street to help revitalize and stabilize this community. as a result of many, many community meetings, business surveys, resident service, focus groups, talking to a broad range of stakeholders, we now have a road map for how to stabilize and revitalize the market street. while much good work has already been done over the last 10 months, we now have a document that will help guide efforts to come. without further ado i am going to introduce the mayor and let him talk about some of those initiatives. the mayor. [applause] >> thank you very much. and to our united nations plaza, also home of our off the grid food truck every thursday here, as well as our arts festival here as well. these are two examples of how we have reactivated united nations
plaza. it has been a plaza that i remember for a very long time, and know my good friend who is now heading up public works, he and i spent many occasions here, as we become a cleaning, brushing, and reece leading. we know that the secret is to activate our committee, activate other people to come and help us with good positive activation spiller that is what our arts festival here is doing. that is what our of the grid food market is doing as well. as you all know, i have been actually spending my second home here along market street for about the last three months. specifically at 6th and market street. i have had the pleasure of really knowing, snelling, thinking, and hearing all this sounds of our central market and paying attention to every detail of what we need to do. and talking with all of the
residents, the social service organizations, the arts organizations that have come here to help us, and the new businesses that have joined us. we all need to work together. i am is so enthusiastic about the fact that we have a very active community benefits district. we have a great merchants association that has formed. we have a very active redevelopment agency that really has gone beyond what their decades ago reputation is, working with the city very closely, working with all of the agencies to help us revitalize this whole neighborhood, and particularly, this midmarket corridor. you all know that what we have done with the board of supervisors and the mayor in terms of our relationship with the technology companies and the new businesses, through the leadership of the office of
economic and workforce development, we have made a solid step to make sure that businesses are welcome here at the central market. at the same time, we need to do more. that is why we worked hard with the redevelopment agency, with all the different nonprofits, the community residents, to work hard to put together strategic and not -- economic development plan that serves as a roadmap for what we need to pay attention to and how we need to do that. i want to say to you, and will continue repeating this, it is not just physical improvements that you will appreciate on this corridor. it will also be a transformation of lives, of people who have been here for years and decades, asking for the city's attention. people who are living in the sro's north and south of market street. people who have wanted a grocery store, wanted more museums, wanted just the simple vitality
of the city reflected in the middle of their neighborhood. we want to bring that in the way in which it is sensitive, a way in which we're going to have a very equitable development and of limitation of this plan. i invite you to study this strategy. i invite you to look closely at how we're going to be asking the city and our own government to fund it, to make sure we encourage funding for it. the financial institutions as well as the company's and nonprofits and the grand foundations. all of them will be participating at many different levels, along with private investment. the resurgence of this is to really encourage the investment confidence that this is a really great place to invest. with those investments, you're probably see right off the bat some sort of employment and training model, because i think that is what everybody told me
as i was running for this great office in this great city. please develop the jobs. that is what gets us into this announcement today. because behind me, these very bright yellow packets, is our ambassadors, our midmarket, central market ambassadors that i want to introduce you to today. as you know, over a year ago, when i was city administrator, we had to respond to some levels of violence along third street and in visitation area. so we responded with the help of the board of supervisors, with then-mayor gavin newsom, and with a number of social groups and crime fighting groups with our youth groups all over, to say that maybe we can do is something different here, something special. we came up with this idea, and hit has resonated in visitation valley and among third street with these ambassadors.
these -- they live in our city. they want our city to succeed, want to work with the agencies, and are trained by our police department's own academy, and now they will be introduced to the beat cops and all the other players that have been here intending to help revitalize. there will be introduced to the new small businesses, like huckleberry bikes, show dogs, like the incoming, moving in, dottie's cafe. these are names of companies you are already committed or are already here on market street to these ambassadors will be here on a daily basis, beginning at 11:00 a.m., and it will go all the way through 8:00 p.m., different shifts. they will be working with people who live here and work here, and they will be an additional eyes and ears not only looking out
for the people who work and live here, but helping to provide basic information about where things are at, about who to contact, and they also have emergency cell phones on them that are provided by at&t for free, so in case they need some backup, they have that instantaneously. they have all been trained to do that. most importantly, i have emphasized their title. they are community ambassadors, the best of the best. they came through our dpw corridor training program. they have, like me, swept our streets, picked up everything there was to pick up. now they get to have this opportunity to be employed on a full-time basis. they get to work with adrian, who has been our civic engagement director through the city administrator's office. she put together the program at the first of last year, a year ago. and her staff is also not only
improved on that program, i also want to thank the redevelopment agency. i want to thank the arts commission. tiffany is here, those from the redevelopment agency. the arts institute, byron chung is here, he has been a great supporter. kurt is here. shannon is with farm table. that is another great new entity that is coming on market street. coerce, mohammed as -- of course mohammed as i mentioned earlier. zandesky is here as well. all of the arts organizations, whoer going to spend hours not only in the mornings, but in the evenings activating our
market street. one of the things i did when i had our campaign office here, we did pop-up art. we did these things that occurred in the evening. i would like this place to be not only safe -- to be so safe that evening activities would be a freight welcome. i want to thank our chief. he has been a great partner. i want to thank our academy for training our ambassadors. now without adieu, we are going to start walking down our great corridor, introducing all of our wonderful ambassadors to the existing, new businesses, and forthcoming businesses that they need to know by first name . thank you very much.
supervisor chu: good morning and welcome to the regular meeting of the budget and finance committee. supervisor mirkarimi, believe, will not be joining us today. i want to wish everyone a new year and hope 2012 is a good one. victor young is our clerk of the day. do we have any announcements? >> [clerk announcements]
supervisor chu: thank you. please call item 1. >> item 1. resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing to retroactively accept and expend a grant from the u.s. department of housing and urban development for lead-based paint hazard reduction in the amount of $2,500,000 and program income not to exceed $200,000. supervisor chu: thank you. we have sonya and daniel. >> the mayor's office of housing has been awarded $2.5 million from the hot office of helping homes and lead hazard control. award will provide grants to control of the volumes and homes.
this is the fifth type of award in the past years. as part of the award, the mayor's office of housing has collaborated with department of public health to provide $895,000 in matching funds. 57% of those funds are from already appropriated community development block grant funds. the remaining 43% are from dph. this 43% from dph is an in kind contribution for the award and is funded by local general fund , local revenue fund, and state funding. this contribution support dph's children's environmental health promotion and lead programs existing staff in performing lead property inspections, held investigations, and forth and of the health code, community outreach, lead testing, and public health case management.
imagining the the city to compete for a larger lead hazard grant from hud by leveraging existing city funding. the award will not add any new steps to either department during the 36-month performance period. supervisor chu: thank you. you have a question from supervisor kim. supervisor kim: i was curious about the 125 qualified units. do these units. like, have been tested, and the mediation needs to happen? >> in order to qualify, we do a series of things. most of our properties come to us from direct referral from the the part of public health, where a lead hazard has been identified. or a child with lead blood poisoning has been identified. we take those cases and do a
risk assessment and the lead paint inspection. we determine what are the hazards, conditions of the paint, and then we draft a scope of work to address those hazards. we do the work, cleared it, we have to meet certain clearance levels from the department of public health. during which time, we occupied the -- relocate the occupants, so they are not exposed to additional hazards. supervisor kim: will the grants cover all of the qualified units on the list? >> correct. supervisor kim: is it possible to get a list of where these districts and neighborhoods are located? >> i can certainly forward that to you. a lot of our work is in the 94110, 94114 zip codes.
>supervisor chu: is this primarily because we see much more prevalence of lead-based paints in those areas? >> actually, there is a lead- based paint all over the city. it is more deteriorated there, so there is a greater chance of exposure. supervisor chu: thank you. there is no budget analyst report. let's open up the item for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. may we have a motion to send item for with recommendation? without objection. thank you. item two. >> item 2. ordinance waiving the competitive bid requirements of san francisco administrative code chapter 6, approving a modified indemnification clause pursuant to the requirements of
chapter 6, and authorizing the airport commission to award a contract to complete the design of a runway safety area engineered material arresting system. supervisor chu: thank you. we have cathie whitener from sfo. >> good morning. the airport is requesting a waiver of the competitive bid requirements of the sentences and administrative code chapter 6. the approval of a modified indemnification clause in order to award a contract to complete the federally required design of a runway safety area, also known as the rsa. the board of supervisors approved a feasibility study for this project in may 2010. some brief background on the project. the faa regulates the runways at san francisco inter